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Chris Dougherty

Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

Chris Dougherty is a senior fellow in the defense program at the Center for a New American Security, and previously served in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Strategy, and Force Development from 2014-2018, where he helped develop the 2018 National Defense Strategy.

Want an Agile Pentagon? Don’t Go Chasing ‘Waterfalls’

Four-year strategy reviews aren’t good enough. Biden’s Pentagon should take a page from software firms.


Sending Troops Back to the Middle East Won’t Stop Iran

Knee-jerk deployments only distract from the president’s bigger priorities: China and Russia.